Blackberry Smash

Blackberry Smash Summer Cocktail Recipe

Cause, you know, this election season could really drive you to drink. I literally started practicing yoga again (after... ahem... 6 years) in the hopes of countering not only my normal life stress but the added election stress. Doesn't it just feel so nuts right now?

So go make a cocktail, and why not smash something in the process? Get out your muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon or whatever you've got), and do a little damage.

I used some of Natalie Jacobs' Hibiscus Tea Syrup that she made for our Women & Whiskies party (recipe lives here), but you could use regular simple syrup as well.

Stop listening to me jabber, and go get your weekend on, people! With one of these in hand. 


Blackberry Smash Summer Cocktail Recipe


2 oz gin
1/2 oz hibiscus tea syrup (recipe)
1/4 oz lemon juice
5 blackberries
mint sprig for garnish

Muddle blackberries & hibiscus syrup in bottom of shaker. Add gin, lemon juice, and ice. Shake and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig. 

Blackberry Smash Cocktail Recipe
Blackberry Summer Cocktail Recipe